Ministerial Working Groups of the Rinne Government

Preparation of an item or related items can entrusted to a ministerial working group.

The government plenary session of 4 July 2019 appointed six ministerial working groups (in Finnish).

Programme of Prime Minister Rinne's Government

Ministerial Working Group on Promoting Employment

The Ministerial Working Group on Promoting Employment will guide and direct the implementation of the Government Programme in the following areas: employment promotion, labour market issues and employment legislation.

Composition

Minister of Employment Timo Harakka, Chairperson
Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari
Minister of Finance Mika Lintilä
Minister of Economic Affairs Katri Kulmuni
Minister of the Interior Maria Ohisalo
Minister of Social Affairs and Health Aino-Kaisa Pekonen
Minister for Nordic Cooperation and Equality Thomas Blomqvist

General Secretary: Labour Market Counsellor Kimmo Ruth, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

Ministerial Working Group on Climate and Energy Policy

The Ministerial Working Group on Climate and Energy Policy will guide and direct the implementation of the Government Programme in the following areas, taking into account social justice and global competitiveness: goal of carbon neutrality, strengthening of carbon sinks, and decision-making on climate and energy policy.

Composition

Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen, Chairperson
Minister of Transport and Communications Sanna Marin
Minister for European Affairs Tytti Tuppurainen
Minister of Economic Affairs Katri Kulmuni
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Jari Leppä
Minister of Education Li Andersson
Minister for Nordic Cooperation and Equality Thomas Blomqvist

General Secretary: Environment Counsellor Outi Honkatukia, Ministry of the Environment

Ministerial Working Group on Health and Social Services

The Ministerial Working Group on Health and Social Services will guide and direct the restructuring of health and social services referred to in the Government Programme, in the manner specified in section 3.6.1 of the Programme.

Composition

Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services Krista Kiuru, Chairperson
Minister of Local Government and Ownership Steering Sirpa Paatero
Minister of Science and Culture Hanna Kosonen 
Minister of Finance Mika Lintilä
Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen
Minister of Education Li Andersson
Minister for Nordic Cooperation and Equality Thomas Blomqvist

General Secretary (organisation and provision of health and social services): Director General Kirsi Varhila, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
General Secretary (financial matters and structure of self-government): Senior Ministerial Adviser Tanja Rantanen, Ministry of Finance 

Ministerial Working Group on Competence, Education, Culture and Innovation

The Ministerial Working Group on Competence, Education, Culture and Innovation will guide and direct the implementation of the Government Programme in the following areas: raising the level of education and competence, reducing differences in learning outcomes, and increasing equality in education.

Composition

Minister of Education Li Andersson, Chairperson
Minister of Employment Timo Harakka
Minister for European Affairs Tytti Tuppurainen
Minister of Economic Affairs Katri Kulmuni
Minister of Science and Culture Hanna Kosonen 
Minister of the Interior Maria Ohisalo
Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson

General Secretary: Minsterial Adviser Iiris Patosalmi, Ministry of Education and Culture

Ministerial Working Group on Child and Youth Policy

The Ministerial Working Group on Child and Youth Policy will guide and direct the implementation of the Government Programme in the following area: implementation of the child and youth policy goals.

Composition

Minister of Science and Culture Hanna Kosonen, Chairperson
Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services Krista Kiuru
Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen
Minister of Social Affairs and Health Aino-Kaisa Pekonen
Minister for Nordic Cooperation and Equality Thomas Blomqvist

General Secretary: Minsterial Adviser Jaana Walldén, Ministry of Education and Culture

Ministerial Working Group on Internal Security and Strengthening the Rule of Law

The Ministerial Working Group on Internal Security and Strengthening the Rule of Law will discuss matters relating to the development of judicial administration, prevention of exclusion, prevention of over-indebtedness, and realisation of fundamental rights. It will also discuss matters of internal security and asylum and refugee policy.

Composition

Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson, Chairperson
Minister of Local Government and Ownership Steering Sirpa Paatero
Minister of the Interior Maria Ohisalo
Minister of Social Affairs and Health Aino-Kaisa Pekonen
Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen

General Secretary: Head of Unit Venla Salmi, Ministry of Justice